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Speedy Tuesday – Omega Speedmaster Grey Side of the Moon Officially IntroducedNEW

We already showed you the Omega Speedmaster Grey Side of the Moon, or Lunar Dust as it was called at the time of introduction in BaselWorld. However, Omega is now officially introducing it to the public as ‘Grey Side of the Moon’, on Speedy Tuesday. The Speedmaster Grey …

Jaeger-LeCoultre Extreme Lab 2 Watches Hands-OnNEW

People sometimes ask me what some of the watches on my "grail list" are, and while I don't like to limit myself with too many specific answers, the Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Compressor Extreme Lab 2 watch often comes to mind as a timepiece I really, really want to get. …

Patek Philipp Ref 5204 in platinum at AntiquorumNEW

A complicated, and rare, Patek Philippe Ref. 5204 platinum timepiece that was originally sold in May of this year will be auctioned tomorrow at Antiquoroum’s New York auction. The estimate is $250-$350K. Notably, the same reference in platinum is also available for sale on …

Hands-On with the Swatch SISTEM 51 BlackNEW

Launched at Baselworld 2013, the Sistem 51 has been the most talked about sub $1000 watch I can remember. What is so special about it? As the name suggests, it has only 51 parts. A single screw holds the movement together. The movement is made of a synthetic, anti-magnetic …

A. Lange & Söhne Lange 1 His & Hers Sets For The Model’s 20th AnniversaryNEW

Timeless designs have for long played a key role in the history of high-end watch brands. Despite the numerous funky and bold new technologies and their consequently stunning aesthetics, there can be no doubt that classic designs make for an extremely large portion of watch …

INTERVIEW: Stephen Urquhart, President of Omega Part 2NEW

The Speedmaster Professional is the pride of the Omega collection for its amazing story (first watch on the moon), but now it’s slipped to basically an entry level piece in terms of price – any plans to move it back upmarket? Well, it’s not really the intention to keep it …

New Oscar de la Renta Watches are Made in DetroitNEW

As much as we love and lust after Swiss-made timepieces, you have to applaud a company that chooses to bring manufacturing jobs to the good old U.S. of A., and that’s why we’re happy to see that legendary designer Oscar de la Renta has picked Detroit-based watchmaker …

Omega De Ville Trésor Master Co-Axial In GoldNEW

One of the best surprises of BaselWorld this year was definitely the Omega De Ville Trésor with its Master Co-Axial caliber 8511 hand-wound movement. Available in white gold, yellow gold and Sedna gold (red). Although we know Omega especially for their sports watches in the …

Anstead Oceanis – A second try at their premier watchNEW

I have written about it here before, and I will say again, that I own an Anstead Oceanis. The original Anstead Oceanis, as sold on Kickstarter. It was my first really big (relatively) purchase on that site, my first crowd funded watch, and one of the reasons why I am …

Hands-On with the Swatch SISTEM 51 BlackNEW

Launched at Baselworld 2013, the Sistem 51 has been the most talked about sub $1000 watch I can remember. What is so special about it? As the name suggests, it has only 51 parts. A single screw holds the movement together. The movement is made of a synthetic, anti-magnetic …

Christie’s to Host Luxury Watch Auction in DubaiNEW

There’s a sale on fine watches coming up soon, and it sounds so fabulous that it’s like a trip to Disneyland for lovers of fine timepieces—especially the ones that can afford to drop big bucks on a rare and precious piece. What should watch lovers be looking for at this …

Rolex Submariner Ref. 114060 “No Date” Watch Long-Term ReviewNEW

After almost a year of wearing a Rolex Submariner 114060 watch, I've come to at least one conclusion - this is a darn tough timepiece to beat. To own a Rolex watch for many people is an aspiration. The power of the Swiss company is that it has created a demand for the name, …

Roger Dubuis Hommage Minute Repeater Tourbillon Automatic WatchNEW

In what I believe is its second year, the Roger Dubuis Hommage collection receives its most impressive piece to date, with the Roger Dubuis Hommage Minute Repeater Tourbillon Automatic watch, now close to the end of 2014. The original goal of the Hommage collection was to …

INTERVIEW: Stephen Urquhart, President of Omega Part 1NEW

When Omega launched the Dark Side of the Moon in Sydney recently, Time+Tide was invited to interview President Stephen Urquhart. We took this opportunity to open things up to our readers and asked for questions that they would like put to the President of not only one of …

Jenny Caribbean 300 ReviewNEW

Earlier this month, I was fortunate enough to receive a watch that I’ve longed for but never had the courage to pull the trigger on. The reason why wasn’t quite clear to me, and it was from that view point that I set out to review this iconic brand. Jenny Watches, which is …

Panzera Breuer 44 ReviewNEW

Panzera has released their second model, the Breuer 44. The Breuer, which I describe as a more classic dress watch, but updated to a modern size, is much different than their first offering, which was a Flieger model. The reason that I mention this, is while I love dive …

Elysee Rally Timer ReviewNEW

Start your engines! Today I am taking a look at the Elysee Rally Timer. Before I get into this new Rally Timer model, for information on Elysee Watches, please see a review of their previous model HERE. The Rally Timer, as the name would imply, is a racing inspired …

Buying Watches In Milan, Italy: Pisa OrologeriaNEW

Welcome back to an aBlogtoWatch original series, where we discuss important stores that sell watches all over the world. Each store we profile has an interesting story to tell about where they operate and who they sell to. Whether you READ MORE The article Buying Watches In …

Domeni Co. Uses Kickstarter to Launch New WatchNEW

Getting a new watch off the ground and into stores is a daunting task, even if you’re a famous brand with millions to spend. It’s even more challenging when you lack funds and are trying to launch it on your own. But when you have a passion, you find a way, and that’s why …

Historical Horology: A Look At The History of LonginesNEW

I do not know about you, but for me, Longines is a brand that has not occupied a lot of space in my watch-related focus. To be sure, I am well aware of the brand, and run across their print ads with some regularity. Today, you might be familiar with their sponsorship in …